According to the headline, “Egypt Now Exploits Sinai To Pose New Threat To Israel.” Initially, it had been thought that Egypt was going after Islamist terrorists. Israel had, pursuant to the peace treaty with Egypt, granted permission for Egypt to take helicopters and small numbers of troops into the Sinai for that purpose. Now, there are many more Egyptian troops there, without giving Israeli advance notice or seeking approval. “How quickly last week’s terrorist attack that killed 16 Egyptians has turned into Morsi’s opportunity to consolidate power and to pose a new threat to Israel.” Things are seldom as they seem.
Things are seldom what they seem,
Skim milk masquerades as cream;
Highlows pass as patent leathers;
Jackdaws strut in peacock’s feathers.
So they do.
Black sheep dwell in every fold;
All that glitters is not gold;
Storks turn out to be but logs;
Bulls are but inflated frogs.
So they be,